You know what feels good? Loving how you look. And guess what mama, the clothes you wear can help with that! You deserve to love your wardrobe and how you feel when you put on your favorite pieces, and if you’re not feeling that way, we’re here to help.
We’re not (we repeat: not!) trying to sell you on buying every new fashion trend on the market, that’s just not practical or purposeful. We’d rather help you invest in just a few pieces that make you love looking in the mirror and add to that self-confidence that you naturally have.
We know that once pregnant it can be really hard to know how to style your bump using non-maternity clothes. But there are so many great options that are still bump-flattering and on trend! We’ve got 9 style staples that will suit you in pregnancy and as a mom. Plus we’re sharing 4 of lovely Baby2Body Ambassadors that are bonafide fashionistas – so be sure to check them out! But first, here are a few rules to keep in mind:
- Buy a few maternity basics in neutral colors – things like pants, fitted tops, bodycon dresses, and then combine them with a non-maternity statement piece to make your outfit pop
- Don’t start from scratch – study your existing wardrobe first and find naturally bump-flattering pieces. Then, identify any ‘wardrobe holes’ you want to fill and invest accordingly.
- Be yourself. Your style doesn’t need to change now that your pregnant – you can still wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident! Of course, if you want to change up your style, now’s a perfect time. It’s up to you!
9 Stylish Trends For Pregnancy & Beyond
1. The Maxi Dress
This wardrobe essential can serve as one of the most transitional pieces in your wardrobe. Naturally airy, easy to dress up, and always comfortable. Long, flowy dresses are excellent for the early days when you may want to hide your bump, and then once you grow, pair it with a belt to help create shape:
2. The Trench
“The new wave of trench coats bends the everyday and the avant-garde to traffic-stopping effect.” – British Vogue. That pretty much says it all, but the trench is infinitely versatile and easy to wear with anything you already own. The longer cuts can be naturally slimming and lengthening:
3. The Midi Skirt
Style your midi skirt for a formal event, for work, or pair it with a fitted top and sneakers for a casual day out. So versatile, wonderfully feminine, and endlessly chic. These are perfect for the early stages of pregnancy and as a new mama. Look for options that will sit above your bump to create a natural waistline:
4. The Oversized Blazer
Blazers are no longer for business-casual only. They’ve been trending over the last two years, and this year it’s all about that oversized fit. We’re seeing more and more menswear-borrowed clothing utilized in women’s everyday outfits, and it’s a look you can totally rock while pregnant and as a new mom. Wear it open and with fitted basics underneath:
5. The Cropped Leather
The leather jacket has been one to stand the test of time. You can never go wrong with a classic leather jacket, and opting for more of a cropped fit can flatter your bump – but it’s all about finding one that works for you! Pop a dark leather jacket over more feminine pieces like a white blouse or floral dress to add a little edge:
6. The Lifestyle Sneaker
A non-negotiable in any pregnancy wardrobe (let’s be honest any wardrobe) is a cute, comfortable shoe. The good news is, lifestyle sneakers are on the rise and it’s oh-so-trendy to pick up a pair of chunky sneakers to finish off any look:
7. The Sweatshirt
It’s about time the humble sweatshirt has risen to fashionable status, right? No longer reserved for the gym and lazy weekends, stylish sweats are on the rise. If you’re not looking to dress up and searching for comfort above all else, you can be confident in popping on one of these:
8. The Micro Handbag
Fendi’s baguette – yes the one Carrie Bradshaw made famous – is coming back, and at the design hands of none other than SJP herself. So it makes sense that micro handbags are back on the rise. This year, accessories that are small in size are big in impact. Plus, when you’re 8 months pregnant, who wants to be weighed down with a big purse anyway?
9. The Hat Trick
The best accessory for any outfit and able to transcend any season. Top it off with a hat, just because you can mama: